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Long border delays as Austria introduces new controls

Huge traffic queues have formed on a Hungarian motorway leading to Austria after border controls were tightened in a bid to clamp down on human trafficking.

Austrian officials put tougher checks in place on the country's eastern border after the bodies of 71 migrants were found in the back of a lorry abandoned on a motorway.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Toddler's body found in back of abandoned lorry

The body of a "one to two-year-old girl" has been discovered in the back of an abandoned lorry in Austria.

Police discovered the bodies of 71 people in the back of a lorry that was abandoned on the side of an Austrian motorway Credit: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Police confirmed the toddler was among 71 people, including four children, that had been found dead in the back of a lorry which authorities believe had been parked on the edge of an Austrian motorway for more than 24-hours before it was spotted.

Police chief Hans Peter Doskozil told a press conference today: "One of the children is a one to two-year-old girl and one child is an eight to nine-year-old boy."

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